Vmware guest hangs during freeze of loopback mounted filesystem

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • The server goes unresponsive.
  • The VMWare snapshot fails and with the error An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine. See the virtual machine's event log for details.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • VMWare vSphere
  • loop mounted image or container

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